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So the other day I spent about 5 hours getting my Water CBR ready for the season. It's a heckuva lot of fun to run 55 MPH on the water and if you fall off you laugh, and get right back on. My 15yo son loves riding it too. Still not a road bike, but for those really hot summer days while sitting in the beach in a bathing suit, it's nice to go for a rip and not have to put leather on

AND it's just another thing I get to wrench on

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The trailer looks awfully dull.
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The trailer looks awfully dull.
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The trailer looks awfully dull.
You see how clean the wheel is? 3 hour trip 1 way and never even put the hose to it. I guess I'm slacking...

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Never gonna happen
That is what you say now. I think in the offseason you'll get the VCR going in the shack and get it all polished up.

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You see how clean the wheel is? 3 hour trip 1 way and never even put the hose to it. I guess I'm slacking...
You're probably out there right now cleaning it off, even in the dark. Oh, I think those will be chromed in the offseason as well.
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Re: Water CBR

I do miss mine this time of year.
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Just look at that trailer frame...NO shine?? WTH!
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Re: Water CBR

Never seen one of those before, can you tell us bit more about it? looks a proper riot!
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Never seen one of those before, can you tell us bit more about it? looks a proper riot!
It's properly called an Aquatrax F12-X or ARX1200T3D. It has a no bones GPS waypoint computer that lets you put in points of reference on trips so you can get back to where you started (gimmicky for lake use, but cool), and a digital dash, clock, speedo, etc.

Well, I'll start by saying they were never the PWC Personal Water Craft of choice for the hardcore guys. I read tons of reviews that said it was heavy, slow, and quirky. Then I read reviews that weren't given by Sea-Doo owners

It's basically a dual balance shafted Honda 1235cc Fuel Injected Intercooled Turbo engine stuffed in a huge fiberglass/composite shell of a hull. It sits 3 people, can tow a tube or waterskiier, and has 165hp.

They are heavy, slow (about 55-60mph) on glass, but handle easily, aren't very tippy, and my 16yo has been riding it on his own for 2 years now since he got his PWC operators license when he was 14.

I love it, enough power to make you go "whoa" when the turbo hits, I love the looks, and it's been a breeze to maintain.

They don't make them anymore, but mine was bought new leftover still in the crate direct from Honda in 2008. It's a 2006 model, so that says a lot about how well they were selling, especially in New England. Only 85 hours on her.





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That's a very nice thing to own
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Damn that turbocharging bay is clean!
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Damn that turbocharging bay is clean!
Clean, but not shiny.
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That's badarse.
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